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Latest warrant roundup nets 14 arrests; state's attorney says more to come

Posted: Nov. 29, 2012 3:24 pm Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 4:15 pm

By DON O'BRIEN
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Local law enforcement officials have conducted a warrant roundup for the second time in three months, netting more than a dozen arrests.

Members of the Adams County Sheriff's Department, West Central Illinois Task Force, Illinois State Meth Response Team, Quincy Police Department and the U.S. Marshals arrested 14 people over a two-day period as the result of recent grand jury indictments in Adams County.

Their work, Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard said, isn't done either.

"There are more folks out there we are going to make unhappy," Barnard said.

The last major sweep of this kind resulted in 14 arrests in late September. About a week later, seven more arrests were made.

Most of the offenses in this group of arrests were drug-related. Many included methamphetamine. All but two were drug charges. Included among the group of arrests was one for unlawful financial exploitation of the elderly.

"Cases that are complex like that one, we will take in front of the grand jury," Barnard said.

Arrested in the roundup were:

º Adam J. Butler, 22, 400 block of Cedar, failure to appear on a charge of possession of meth precursors;

º Marlee J. Asher, 25, 600 block of North 12th, failure to appear on charge of manufacture/delivery of cannabis;

º Christina M. McMullen, 22, 100 block of East Center, LaPrairie, unlawful delivery of cannabis;

º Cortez L. Dickson, 39, 600 block of Lind, aggravate battery;

º Bryce C. Snarr, 25, 1700 block of Adams, unlawful possession of meth precursors;

º Russell C. Miller, 48, 1300 block of North 10th, unlawful possession of meth;

º Danny L. Biesterfield, 51, 1500 block of Mass Road, unlawful possession of meth;

º Timothy L. Thomas, 34, 300 block of Cedar, unlawful delivery of cannabis;

º Kathy A. Swafford, 58, 1100 block of Hayes, Golden, unlawful financial exploitation of the elderly;

º Felicia L. French, 28, 500 block of N. Sixth, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance;

º Matthew A. Porter, 34, 600 block of Spring, unlawful delivery of cannabis;

º Archie N. Howard, 61, 700 block of Cedar, unlawful possession of weapon by felon, unlawful delivery of cannabis;

º Jeffrey R. Williams, 28, 1440 block of Cherry, unlawful possession of meth;

º Karen D. Henderson, 24, no address, unlawful meth conspiracy; failure to appear on charge of unlawful possession of meth.

All of those arrested were lodged at the Adams County Jail.

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